Vincent van Gogh. Wheatfield with a Reaper, 1890. Oil on canvas, approximately 2' 5" by 3". Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
If the sunset is the golden hour of the day, Fall is the golden season of the year. Harvest time is marked by the the final gifts from nature and the fields are painted golden.
Yellow gold is a mixture of sparkling golds and somber burnt yellows, and it continues to inspire Life in all of us.
The climactic "Fall effect" of life meeting death, is somewhat appropriate to the somber shimmer of golden yellow. The color has even sparked inspiration in such Artists as Vincent Van Gogh, who often used the color in many of his most famous works.